Image:PI5DAE~2 - CopyPeggy Guggenheim Museum.JPG|thumb|280px|The Peggy Guggenheim museum, as seen from the Grand Canal
The '''Peggy Guggenheim Collection''' is a modern art
museum on the Grand Canal of Venice|Grand Canal
in the Dorsoduro
''sestiere'' of Venice
, Italy. It is one of the most visited attractions in Venice. The collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th-century palace, which was the home of the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim
for three decades. She began displaying her private collection of modern art
works to the public seasonally in 1951. After her death in 1979, it passed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
, which eventually opened the collection year-round.
The collection includes works of prominent Italian futurism (art)|futurist
s and American modernism|modernist
s working in such genres as Cubism
and Abstract expressionism
. It also...